Hazelnuts

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Hazelnuts were once relegated to the dessert table and classified as a “forbidden” food or an occasional snacking indulgence.

Fortunately, new research shows hazelnuts are antioxidant powerhouses that should be a mainstay in your healthy diet. In fact, serving for serving, they top blueberries by more than 30% in their ability to neutralize age-promoting free radicals.

Hazelnuts are a rich source of vitamin E, magnesium and thiamin. Like other nuts, hazelnuts also contain plant sterols that may help to reduce cholesterol.

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Selecting and Storing Hazelnuts

If choosing hazelnuts in the shell, look for shells that are full and heavy. Shelled hazelnuts should have skins that are tight and nuts that are plump. Store shelled hazelnuts at room temperature, away from humidity and heat. Shelled hazelnuts may be kept in the refrigerator or freezer for up to four months. Unshelled hazelnuts may be stored in a dry, cool place for up to one month.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.


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